Six criminal suspects have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command, and recovered from them were one locally-made pistol, two live cartridges, one Lexus 330 SUV and two tricycles.
According to the statement released by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu the six criminal suspects were arrested after Police Operatives attached to Anambra State Command went on the offensive against criminal elements in the State. The move led to the successful arrest of the six criminal suspects who were said to be involved in offences of unlawful possession of firearms, stealing and cultism.
The arrest led to the recovery of one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges, one Lexus SUV and two tricycles.
“The arrests and recoveries, which is in pursuance of the Operational Strategies emplaced by the Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, are broken down as follow:
Acting on credible information while on surveillance duty, Operatives of the Command attached to Ihilala Police Division, on 4/4/2021 at about 1820hrs, arrested one Chike Obi ‘m’ 28 years, of Umudubiri Uzoakwa Ihiala and Okosis Udeagu ‘m’ 23 years, of Uhuobo Okija. One locally-made pistol with two live cartridges was recovered from them.
They both confessed to being members of a deadly cult group.
Similarly, following a complaint received at Inland Police Division on 22/04/2021, that a Lexus 330 SUVgot missing in a Carwash, along heritage road, and all efforts made to locate the vehicle and the carwasher proved abortive, Police Operatives attached to the Division swug into action and arrested two (2) suspects: one Pius Aidam ‘m’ of Omogba phase 2 inland town, Onitsha and Effiong Udeme Elder ‘m’ of No. 47 Idore Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and recovered the said Car. Preliminary investigation reveals that the car was stolen and taken to Uyo Awka Ibom State.
In another development, following series of complaints of tricycles being removed from where parked along Boromeo Roundabout in Onitsha North LGA, Police Operatives attached to Inland Police Station on 30/3/2021, arrested one Isienyi Joshua ‘M’ aged 22 and Chinemere Emenike ‘M’aged 19 years and recovered two tricycles.
They both confessed to being members of a criminal syndicate specialized in stealing tricycles within Onitsha and its environs. A discreet investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang at large and recover other incriminating items.
All the Suspects would be charged to court on the conclusion of investigations.
To this end, the CP, while commending efforts of the Police Operatives, has assured that the Command will continue to carry out intensive onslaught against all forms of crime in the State,” the police statement said.